The inaugural Will Frantz Memorial Scramble for the Prostate Cancer Foundation is scheduled for June 3 at Palm-Aire Country Club’s Lakes Course.
The four-person scramble tournament, which costs $150 per player, begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
The event is in memory of longtime area golf club professional Will Frantz, who passed away in late March from prostate cancer. Frantz’s younger brother, Dave, underwent a radical prostatectomy on April 19 and is now cancer-free. Dave Frantz was Lakewood Ranch High’s longtime boys golf coach, before stepping aside in 2015.
The tournament, which aims to raise funds for prostate cancer research, will be played under “Willsie Rules,” in tribute to Will Frantz. That means a mulligan on the first hole, tee up just past the tee markers and no talking while the ball is in motion on the greens. There’s a barbecue lunch with tee gifts, long drive and putting contests, gift certificates.
Contact Dave Frantz at email@example.com to register. To donate, visit Manyvscancer.org.
Sara Bay winner misses cut, rebounds
Australian Hannah Green produced mixed results in her first two tournament starts following a breakthrough victory at last month’s Sara Bay Classic at Sara Bay Country Club. Green missed the cut in her first start after the win in Milton, Ga., but tied for 11th last week at the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic in Greenwood, S.C.
The LPGA Symetra Tour rookie is in seventh place on the money list, which awards LPGA Tour cards for the top 10 players at season’s end. Green has roughly a $6,000 cushion in the top 10. There are 15 tournaments left on the LPGA Symetra Tour’s 2017 slate.
Junior tour update
Bradenton’s Rachel Carlson tied for sixth place in the recent Florida State Golf Association’s Florida Junior Tour 13- to 15-year-old event at Lake Suzy’s Kingsway Country Club. Carlson posted an 81-79—160 for the two-day, 36-hole tournament that concluded on Mother’s Day. Pembroke Pines’ Casey Weidenfeld notched a tournament-low 71 in Sunday’s final round, before defeating Oldsmar’s Madison Hewlett in a playoff. The pair posted 151 totals.
On May 1 at Terra Ceia Bay, Larry Duran aced the 174-yard seventh hole with a 6-iron. Witnesses were Tom Stratton, Art Pease and Bruce Hayes.
On May 4 at University Park Country Club, Bill Goforth aced the 166-yard eighth hole with a 6-iron. Witnessed by Rick Vaccaro.
On May 11 at Peridia Golf and Country Club, Beth Bittler aced the 96-yard eighth hole with a 4-hybrid. Witnesses were Pat Moody and Kay Mawhorter.
On May 15 at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club’s Kings Dunes course, Nick Costides aced the 120-yard seventh hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses were Richard Spilka, Jack Lehnor and Rick Richardson.
On May 16 at River Run Golf Links, Carl Redmond aced the 144-yard eighth hole with a 9-iron. Witnesses were Clint Wright and Ed Sheid.